The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program is designed to assist economically and educationally disadvantaged students. This program supports secondary students through graduation and assists them in enrolling at post-secondary institutions. Typical students are limited income, first generation and college-bound, and are in need of assistance to expand their educational opportunities.
The University of Washington’s ETS program supports about 700 students, 7th through 12th grade, at numerous schools in both Western and Eastern Washington school districts.
ETS educational specialists provide services to students individually and in small groups on a weekly basis. Students receive information to help them become successful in school, graduate and enroll in post-secondary education. Instruction and information include effective study habits, goal setting, enrolling in college-bound classes, career information and interest testing, college admissions, and navigating the financial aid and scholarship process.
Additionally, ETS students are given the opportunity to attend college and career fairs, career workshops, local college tours and participate in the TRiO National Day of Service and the Hispanic Youth Symposium. Juniors and seniors have the opportunity to visit out-of-state colleges and universities as well.